Industry 4.0 foresight: Overcoming barriers for Australia’s future industry champions

In August David Chuter, CEO and managing director of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, had the privilege of participating in the inaugural conference of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum. One of the highlights was the Forum’s panel discussion about ‘Industry 4.0 Foresight’ in which he highlighted the imperative for Australian manufacturers to join the Industry 4.0 movement.

De.mem buys German water treatment business

Australian-listed water and wastewater treatment business De.mem (ASX: MEM) has bought German wastewater company Geutec Umwelt-und Ambwassertechnik GmbH based in Essen. The Singapore-Australian company announced it had bought a 75 per cent stake of Geutec , which operates in the European industrial market, complementing De.mem’s largely Australian and Asian mining and resources clientele. The purchase…

Carbon Revolution signs contract with unnamed SUV company

Geelong-based one-piece carbon fibre wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution has announced a contract with an unnamed global maker of sport utility vehicles (SUVs).   CEO Jake Dingle said the deal meant there were now five global automotive manufacturers using his company’s high-performance wheels.    “SUVs represent a very important new segment of the market for Carbon…

The future of nanotechnology in medicine – infographic

Around the world, researchers are increasingly thinking smaller to solve some of the biggest problems in medicine. Though most biological processes happen at the nano level, it wasn’t until recently that new technological advancements helped in opening up the possibility of nanomedicine to healthcare researchers and professionals. Today’s infographic, which comes to us from Best…